PODCAST 58 – Dogs in pools and nutty neighbours


This week’s podcast topics have come straight off our front page and our Forum.

For instance, how would you feel if an owner started allowing – maybe even encouraging – their dog to swim in the communal swimming pool.

Now, many free-standing home owners allow their pets to swim in their pools.  And the pets clearly enjoy it.

But does that mean we should allow dogs into our communal pools?  Aren’t there by-laws against that?

Well, check yours but probably no, there won’t be.  There might be something about not allowing pets on common property, or keeping dogs on a leash.

But hey, what if the dog is on a leash but in the pool?  JimmyT and Sue Williams dive into that one.

Then there is the problem of what to do with persistently, deliberately and aggravatingly annoying neighbours.

A while ago we talked about the deposed committee chair who took his revenge by calling up tradies working in the building and abusing them to the point that they refused to work there again.

Fortunately, there is an answer in the form of an Apprehended Personal Violence Order which, despite it’s heavy-hitting title, can be used to prevent verbal abuse between neighbours and unrelated civilians.

And finally, we look at the environmentally right-on apartment block in Redfern that’s been sold in its entirety to an investor … who plans to use it exclusively for Airbnb.

That’s all in this week’s Flat Chat Wrap.

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